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  1. #1
    Kwyjibo
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    "Will Kemp" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > http://www.smh.com.au/news/technolog...491794689.html
    >


    >
    > Without the plan, the Mini 9 sells for $699. It sold for $599 when the
    > product launched earlier this year but the price was hiked in October as a
    > result of the global economic crisis and weak Australian dollar.


    Strange - I received an email from Dell Australia tonight offering the Mini
    9 for $549 (delivered).
    It's also listed on their website at the same price
    (http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/prod...hs1&l=en&s=dhs
    )

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    Kwyj.





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  2. #2
    Polly the Parrot
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    Re: Vodafone offers $0 Dell laptop plans

    On Sat, 29 Nov 2008 00:08:43 +1100 "Kwyjibo" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > It's also listed on their website at the same price


    USA web site in USD.



  3. #3
    John Henderson
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    Re: Vodafone offers $0 Dell laptop plans

    Polly the Parrot wrote:

    > On Sat, 29 Nov 2008 00:08:43 +1100 "Kwyjibo"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> It's also listed on their website at the same price

    >
    > USA web site in USD.


    Au site in AUD (including GST), actually.

    John



  4. #4
    Zak Nickotel
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    Re: Vodafone offers $0 Dell laptop plans

    Kwyjibo wrote...

    > Strange - I received an email from Dell Australia tonight offering the Mini
    > 9 for $549 (delivered).
    > It's also listed on their website at the same price
    > (http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/prod...hs1&l=en&s=dhs


    Interesting. I wouldn't mind one of these. Chuck it in the work bag.

    I read the reviews. Noone seemed to comment on their performance. ie. how does
    an Intel Atom based computer go running Win XP SP3?

    And can you run Office 2003 on it? ie. space on HDD, performance, etc.?



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  5. #5
    Kwyjibo
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    Re: Vodafone offers $0 Dell laptop plans


    "Polly the Parrot" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sat, 29 Nov 2008 00:08:43 +1100 "Kwyjibo" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> It's also listed on their website at the same price

    >
    > USA web site in USD.


    Nope.

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    Kwyj.





  6. #6
    Horry
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    Re: Vodafone offers $0 Dell laptop plans

    On Sat, 29 Nov 2008 00:08:43 +1100, Kwyjibo wrote:

    > "Will Kemp" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> http://www.smh.com.au/news/technolog...offers-0-dell-

    laptop-plans/2008/11/28/1227491794689.html
    >>
    >>

    >
    >> Without the plan, the Mini 9 sells for $699. It sold for $599 when the
    >> product launched earlier this year but the price was hiked in October
    >> as a result of the global economic crisis and weak Australian dollar.

    >
    > Strange - I received an email from Dell Australia tonight offering the
    > Mini 9 for $549 (delivered).
    > It's also listed on their website at the same price
    > (http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/prod....aspx/inspnnb?

    c=au&cs=audhs1&l=en&s=dhs
    > )


    The ones 'sold' by Vodafone are slightly different; they have an inbuilt
    3G modem (the standard Mini 9 does not).

    Hope that helps AND informs.


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    yirmphltdwyp.



  7. #7
    Horry
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    Re: Vodafone offers $0 Dell laptop plans

    On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 03:05:24 +0000, Horry wrote:

    > On Sat, 29 Nov 2008 00:08:43 +1100, Kwyjibo wrote:
    >
    >> "Will Kemp" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> http://www.smh.com.au/news/technolog...offers-0-dell-

    > laptop-plans/2008/11/28/1227491794689.html
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Without the plan, the Mini 9 sells for $699. It sold for $599 when the
    >>> product launched earlier this year but the price was hiked in October
    >>> as a result of the global economic crisis and weak Australian dollar.

    >>
    >> Strange - I received an email from Dell Australia tonight offering the
    >> Mini 9 for $549 (delivered).
    >> It's also listed on their website at the same price
    >> (http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/prod....aspx/inspnnb?

    > c=au&cs=audhs1&l=en&s=dhs
    >> )

    >
    > The ones 'sold' by Vodafone are slightly different; they have an inbuilt
    > 3G modem (the standard Mini 9 does not).
    >
    > Hope that helps AND informs.


    http://apcmag.com/Content.aspx?id=3251




  8. #8
    Horry
    Guest

    Re: Vodafone offers $0 Dell laptop plans

    On Sat, 29 Nov 2008 12:51:18 +1100, Zak Nickotel wrote:

    > Kwyjibo wrote...
    >
    >> Strange - I received an email from Dell Australia tonight offering the
    >> Mini 9 for $549 (delivered).
    >> It's also listed on their website at the same price
    >> (http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/prod....aspx/inspnnb?

    c=au&cs=audhs1&l=en&s=dhs
    >
    > Interesting. I wouldn't mind one of these. Chuck it in the work bag.
    >
    > I read the reviews. Noone seemed to comment on their performance. ie.
    > how does an Intel Atom based computer go running Win XP SP3?
    >
    > And can you run Office 2003 on it? ie. space on HDD, performance, etc.?


    This Dell one has an inbuilt 16GB SSID/flash drive rather than a "hard
    drive" as such. I'm not sure how well SSID drives perform in comparison
    to standard notebook HDDs.

    The Acer Aspire One Netbook comes in different models: one with SSID, one
    with standard HDD.

    IIRC, Hewlett-Packard's offering comes with a standard HDD.



  9. #9
    Horry
    Guest

    Re: Vodafone offers $0 Dell laptop plans

    On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 03:29:03 +0000, Horry wrote:

    > On Sat, 29 Nov 2008 12:51:18 +1100, Zak Nickotel wrote:
    >
    >> Kwyjibo wrote...
    >>
    >>> Strange - I received an email from Dell Australia tonight offering the
    >>> Mini 9 for $549 (delivered).
    >>> It's also listed on their website at the same price
    >>> (http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/prod....aspx/inspnnb?

    > c=au&cs=audhs1&l=en&s=dhs
    >>
    >> Interesting. I wouldn't mind one of these. Chuck it in the work bag.
    >>
    >> I read the reviews. Noone seemed to comment on their performance. ie.
    >> how does an Intel Atom based computer go running Win XP SP3?
    >>
    >> And can you run Office 2003 on it? ie. space on HDD, performance, etc.?

    >
    > This Dell one has an inbuilt 16GB SSID/flash drive rather than a "hard
    > drive" as such. I'm not sure how well SSID drives perform in comparison
    > to standard notebook HDDs.
    >
    > The Acer Aspire One Netbook comes in different models: one with SSID,
    > one with standard HDD.
    >
    > IIRC, Hewlett-Packard's offering comes with a standard HDD.


    This three-month-old article may be of interest:

    http://apcmag.com/
    scoop_dells_inspiron_mini_9_netbook_first_australian_review.htm

    (Some of the article's conjecture regarding models/specs seems to have
    been incorrect.)



  10. #10
    Kwyjibo
    Guest

    Re: Vodafone offers $0 Dell laptop plans


    "Horry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Sat, 29 Nov 2008 00:08:43 +1100, Kwyjibo wrote:
    >
    >> "Will Kemp" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> http://www.smh.com.au/news/technolog...offers-0-dell-

    > laptop-plans/2008/11/28/1227491794689.html
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>> Without the plan, the Mini 9 sells for $699. It sold for $599 when the
    >>> product launched earlier this year but the price was hiked in October
    >>> as a result of the global economic crisis and weak Australian dollar.

    >>
    >> Strange - I received an email from Dell Australia tonight offering the
    >> Mini 9 for $549 (delivered).
    >> It's also listed on their website at the same price
    >> (http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/prod....aspx/inspnnb?

    > c=au&cs=audhs1&l=en&s=dhs
    >> )

    >
    > The ones 'sold' by Vodafone are slightly different; they have an inbuilt
    > 3G modem (the standard Mini 9 does not).
    >
    > Hope that helps AND informs.


    It informs, but doesn't really help. Thanks anyway.

    --
    Kwyj.





  11. #11
    Fred
    Guest

    Re: Vodafone offers $0 Dell laptop plans

    Horry wrote:
    > On Sat, 29 Nov 2008 00:08:43 +1100, Kwyjibo wrote:
    >
    >> "Will Kemp" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> http://www.smh.com.au/news/technolog...offers-0-dell-

    > laptop-plans/2008/11/28/1227491794689.html
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>> Without the plan, the Mini 9 sells for $699. It sold for $599 when
    >>> the product launched earlier this year but the price was hiked in
    >>> October as a result of the global economic crisis and weak
    >>> Australian dollar.

    >>
    >> Strange - I received an email from Dell Australia tonight offering
    >> the Mini 9 for $549 (delivered).
    >> It's also listed on their website at the same price
    >> (http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/prod....aspx/inspnnb?
    >> c=au&cs=audhs1&l=en&s=dhs )

    >
    > The ones 'sold' by Vodafone are slightly different; they have an
    > inbuilt 3G modem (the standard Mini 9 does not).


    True.
    If you work out the cost of $69.95 a month over 24 months ($30.00 for the
    netbook repayment and $39.95 for the 5GB plan) they are charging $720 for
    the netbook with in-built 3G modem card.





  12. #12
    Horry
    Guest

    Re: Vodafone offers $0 Dell laptop plans

    On Sun, 30 Nov 2008 23:46:14 +1030, Fred wrote:

    > Horry wrote:
    >> On Sat, 29 Nov 2008 00:08:43 +1100, Kwyjibo wrote:
    >>
    >>> "Will Kemp" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]
    >>>> http://www.smh.com.au/news/technolog...offers-0-dell-

    >> laptop-plans/2008/11/28/1227491794689.html
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Without the plan, the Mini 9 sells for $699. It sold for $599 when
    >>>> the product launched earlier this year but the price was hiked in
    >>>> October as a result of the global economic crisis and weak Australian
    >>>> dollar.
    >>>
    >>> Strange - I received an email from Dell Australia tonight offering the
    >>> Mini 9 for $549 (delivered).
    >>> It's also listed on their website at the same price
    >>> (http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/prod....aspx/inspnnb?
    >>> c=au&cs=audhs1&l=en&s=dhs )

    >>
    >> The ones 'sold' by Vodafone are slightly different; they have an
    >> inbuilt 3G modem (the standard Mini 9 does not).

    >
    > True.
    > If you work out the cost of $69.95 a month over 24 months ($30.00 for
    > the netbook repayment and $39.95 for the 5GB plan) they are charging
    > $720 for the netbook with in-built 3G modem card.


    And they save by not having to give you the USB modem/'Internet key' that
    otherwise comes free with with $39/5GB plan on 24-month contracts.




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